Man jailed for sharing terrorist material online

A man has been jailed following his second conviction for posting a Daesh propaganda video on social media.

This follows an investigation by the Met's Counter Terrorism Command.

Sabbir Miah posted the video to a private group with hundreds of members in June last year. The video glorified people who fought for Daesh.

Officers from the Counter Terrorism Internet Referral Unit reviewed the post after counter terrorism officers became aware of it and found the post to be in breach of Terrorism Act legislation.

Miah was arrest in November 2021 and then charged with dissemination of a terrorist publication.

He denied the charge, but was found guilty after a trial at the Old Bailey in August. He was sentenced this week to three years and 10 months in prison.

In 2017, he was jailed for three years and four months for five counts of disseminating a terrorist publication.

Commander Richard Smith, who leads the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command, said: “Extremist propaganda content is put online by terrorist groups to radicalise people and recruit followers, and is very harmful. Counter terrorism policing across the UK works hard with partners to identify and arrest people like Miah, and get this content removed from the internet.”

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